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Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Oregon update

Interesting story from High Country News that indicates the big change in land use laws in Oregon doesn't seem to be having too much of an effect.
Measure 37 says that if land-use regulations diminish the value of property by limiting development, the regulating agency must either pay the owner for the lost value, or waive the rules and allow new development. Its passage has led to about 1,000 claims from landowners who say county and state governments need to pay up or butt out. The most notable claims come from around the Willamette Valley, in the high desert around Bend, and near the fast-growing town of Hood River in the Columbia Gorge.
But there apparently hasn't been the land rush some feared.


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